More disappointment for Felix Wiedwald as Leeds announce September save of the month contenders

Leeds goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Felix Wiedwald has endured a difficult time since arriving at Leeds United in the summer.

Leeds goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

It is safe to say that one Leeds player who, if given the chance, is going to be under considerable pressure following the international break will be Felix Wiedwald after his start to life at Elland Road.

Replacing Rob Green as the Whites' number one was always going to be a tough ask, especially as Green had not retired and had only moved in the summer when it had become clear that the German was Leeds' first choice, and unfortunately, the 27-year-old has not left supporters feeling particularly optimistic that the club have made the right decision.

Leeds goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald collides with his own player Pontus Jansson whilst clearing a corner during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff...

Wiedwald has received plenty of criticism during his time with Leeds. And after Thomas Christiansen's men's run of three defeats in four heading into the international break, there were plenty of calls amongst supporters for the summer signing to be dropped for fellow new arrival Andy Lonergan.

Therefore, one of the last things Wiedwald arguably needed was LUTV unveiling their contenders for September's save of the month.

LUTV have included three saves in the video, but only one comes from Wiedwald, with Lonergan contributing the two others despite the fact that he only played the one game in September while his rival featured during Leeds' five Championship games. 

Andy Lonergan of Leeds gives his team mates instructions during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Wiedwald did keep two clean sheets last month during those five games to take his tally to six for the season, and arguably made no howlers during September, but the fact that the video has been uploaded when the club's most recent game - the 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday - saw the former Werder Bremen man have perhaps his worst afternoon to date for Leeds will have done his cause to keep hold of the number one spot no favours. 

Christiansen, of course, is unlikely to take too much notice of the video when it comes to deciding who will start between the sticks against Reading this weekend, but a reminder of the contrast between the success of Lonergan's second debut and the disappointment of Wiedwald's recent form will certainly not help the latter keep the pressure off.

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